Switzerland Leadership Workshop & Alps Cycling

  • Location


  • Duration

    3 nights | 4 days

  • Length

    20km - 50km road bike / e-bikes

  • Climb

    350m - 1,200m road bike / e-bikes

30 Jun 2022 - 3 Jul 2022

We invite you to join us for a workshop on leadership designed for business corporate senior leaders with an unforgettable riding in the Swiss Alps...

We have partnered with the 5-star Villars Palace Hotel to provide the perfect atmosphere for a workshop. Our superb hotel is based in Villars-sur-Ollon, a well-known world-class ski resort. What is less well known, is that it offers so much more outside of the winter season. And not just hiking in the mountains - UCI, the world cycling headquarters, is just in the valley below and cycling on mountain trails or up and over mountain cols is a favourite sport for many residents and visitors.

Grand Tours Project together with Nick Gatland, co-founder of truuth, have designed a Long Weekend Leadership Workshop that will address the need for action based dynamic leadership that can be applied to business and where business is increasingly stepping up to the role of social and community leadership. This will be the second of our new series of thematic trips and workshops based in Switzerland, designed for business leaders who are passionate about their people, organization and the corporate interplay with their community and the planet.

The workshops aim to help corporate owners and personnel identify the obstacles they potentially face and provide the Extreme and Sustainable methods and processes to overcome the increasingly complex challenges of corporate survival.

And so we have designed a 4-day workshop bringing together leaders addressing different fields such as Extreme Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability, Sport, and more. Although optional, the bike cycling component is encouraged, in order to reveal what Villars and its environs can offer. All abilities are catered for, from those with no experience up to the expert cyclists.

It is perfect for business leaders at the executive level who are interested:

* In connecting with topic experts and fellow executive leaders;

* Finding out what leadership knowledge and tools in extreme situations, can bring to a dynamic company;

* In how a leader can bring a sustainable mindset to their company, in order to be more effective and empathetic to all its stakeholders;

* To hear real-world cases studies and learn how a leader can encourage and stimulate a culture of innovation in a company;

The workshop is hosted by Grand Tours Projects.

Total price: From 4,750 CHF

  • Can't join us for all 4 days or prefer to join for a specific workshop? One day option possible, contact us for more information on price (lunch and dinner included)
  • Leadership workshop and networking with subject matter experts and fellow executive leaders
  • Quiet roads, ideal for road bike & e-mountain biking
  • Breathtaking alpine scenery
  • Road bike or E-mountain bike rental included
  • Enjoy the fully renovated luxury of Switzerland's newest 5* hotel
  • All meals included
  • Day 1 - Thursday 30 June

    Afternoon Ride and Workshop Session

    Conveniently located 1 hour 30 minutes from Geneva Airport, Villars is an easily accessible mountain paradise. Once you have arrived and checked into your accommodation, you will be welcomed and introduced to the Grand Tours Project team who will be guiding you on the bikes over the coming days. After lunch, we have arranged a welcome ride of approximately 90 minutes around the Villars area.

    In the late afternoon, the first of the workshops will be delivered, starting with our welcome to the Leadership Workshop and general introduction of our speakers.

    Program / Topic - Extreme Leadership - What learnings and tools can leadership in extreme situations bring to a company leader.

    We will enjoy dinner in the hotel and engage in discussion while tasting the wonderful local cuisine.

    Villars Palace*****
  • Day 2 - Friday 1 July

    Morning Ride and Afternoon Workshop

    35km | 1,200m

    After enjoying a traditional Swiss breakfast you will find your road bike or e-mountain bikes outside the hotel. GTP guides will be on hand to help. We will explore the hidden gems and hamlets nearby before returning for lunch.

    Following lunch, our second workshop will take place.

    Program / Topic - Sustainable Leadership - How a leader can bring a sustainable mindset to their company in order to be more effective and empathetic to all its stakeholders.

    We will enjoy dinner at the hotel whilst engaging in discussions of the topics raised during today.

    Villars Palace*****
  • Day 3 - Saturday 2 July

    Morning Workshop and Afternoon Ride

    40km | 650m

    After breakfast, the third workshop will take place.

    Program / Topic - Innovation Leadership - How can a leader bring a culture of innovation to a company. And other leadership themes such as Transformation leadership, leadership styles and more.

    After lunch, you can join us for a beautiful ride to the high alpine pastures and ride past iconic wooden chalets of the region, between amazing valleys and our favourite mountain refuge restaurants for afternoon sustenance in either Solalex or Pont de Nant.

    We will return to the hotel in time for you to enjoy the Palace's impressive Wellness and Spa Centre before dinner. At dinner, locally sourced produce and award-winning local wines will be served whilst we engage in discussions.

    Villars Palace*****
  • Day 4 - Sunday 3 July

    Morning Workshop and Afternoon Ride

    25km | 550m

    The fourth workshop will take place and conclude today.

    Program / Topic - Sports Leadership - What leadership attributes translate from sport to the workplace.

    Following lunch, we invite you to join us for a final short ride around this spectacular alpine region (1:00 - 4:00 pm). We'll ride up to Col de la Croix, Lac des Chavonnes and descend by the Villars Golf Course and through the forest back to the hotel.

    And then it's time to say farewell and for you to return home and share your workshop insights and alpine Villars rides.